Acne, Antibiotics, and the Common Cold
    Acne, Antibiotics, and the Common Cold

    People who use either oral OR topical antibiotics to treat their acne are more than twice as likely to catch colds, according to a study in the September 2005 Archives of Dermatology. If the results o…

    Dark Chocoate and Coughs
    Dark Chocolate and Coughs

    You've heard of DM cough syrups. How about DC cough remedies? DM is an abbreviation for an over-the-counter cough suppressant called dextromethorphan. What is DC? It.s the nickname given by members of…

    Chocolate and Coughs
    Chocolate and Coughs

    Could chocolate for coughs be more effective than codeine? And if so, how much chocolate would it take? Research published November 17, 2004 in FJ Express, which will appear in The FASEB Journal in Ja…

    Simple Syrup NF to Quiet Coughs?!?
    Simple Syrup NF to Quiet Coughs?!?

    I've seen several headlines trumpeting that over-the-counter cough syrups are no more effective than water. The headlines are based on a study performed at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine a…

    Echinacea and Colds in Children
    Echinacea and Colds in Children

    In the U.S., more than $300 million are spent each year on echinacea, mostly in an attempt to treat and prevent the common cold. Colds are especially common in children, who average 3 to 8 colds a yea…

    Cough Season
    Cough Season

    We all want to help a coughing child. But a big difference looms between what should happen and what does happen when kids have bronchitis and other cough illnesses. Even though overall antibiotic use…

    Asthma and SARS
    Asthma and SARS

    There has never been a better time to be sure your asthma is under control. With a proper treatment plan, most asthma symptoms can be prevented or minimized. Uncontrolled, the linings of the airways i…

    natural cold treatment - Child, blowing his nose with lemons, garlic, lime, and honey on the table. Lemons, garlic, honey and cayenne are all part of Dr. Greene's Natural Cold Treatment recipe.
    Natural Cold Treatment

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: I prefer nature's remedies as a first line of treatment and prevention, whenever it's practical. When sore throats and colds hit, we turn to our own homemade broth we affectionate…

    Preventing Sinus Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You might want to talk to an allergist (who is probably also trained in immunology) about why your son has so many sinus infections and what can be done to prevent them. Allergy t…

    Tonsillitis A-to-Z Guide: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

    Introduction to tonsillitis: If you look into your child's throat, you might see what look like small, dimpled, pink golf balls on either side of the throat. These are the tonsils. If they get infecte…

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    Cough: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed ? but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It's impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is it? Cou…

    Bronchiolitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to bronchiolitis: Worried parents stand over the crib, listening to their baby cough and struggle to breathe. He may have bronchiolitis. Most parents have heard of pneumonia or bronchitis…

    Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands
    Cold Season, Alcohol, and Clean Hands

    Many of the most common and most dangerous infections spread via germs on the hands that make their way into the mouth, nose, or eyes. How best to keep our children's hands clean? The Centers for Dise…

    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to allergies: Children with allergies tend to get more ear infections, more colds, and have more sleepless nights than their peers. Far too often, the underlying allergies are missed and …

    Reducing Sinus Infections

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: A daily dose of beneficial bacteria from yogurt, acidophilus milk, or capsules like Culturelle does reduce the amount of sinus infections. In one study of kids in daycare, half th…

    Antibiotic Progress? Mixed Results
    Antibiotic Progress? Mixed Results

    Overuse of antibiotics leads to more resistant bacteria and to sicker kids. A survey of physicians published in the June 19, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports a sig…

    Day Care and Colds -- Good News!
    Day Care and Colds — Good News!

    On average, kidsin day care during the first three years of their lives get about twice as many colds as their peers during those years. But each time a child fights off a cold, she develops immunity…

    Why do children cough?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids can cough for many reasons. Colds are the most common, but they can also cough from croup, allergies, asthma, pertussis, inhaled irritants (smoke), inhaled foreign bodies, si…

    Stuffy Noses Good?!
    Stuffy Noses Good?!

    Those seemingly endless childhood stuffy, runny noses may be protecting your child. The chances of developing either asthma or eczema appear to be decreased in children who have had repeated head cold…

    Check the Ingredients!
    Check the Ingredients!

    It's easy for the eyes to glaze over when looking at the long words listed in the ingredients of cough and cold medications. Learning to recognize a few words, though, is an important skill to learn (…